16 days in Lisbon, Algarve & Sao Miguel Itinerary

16 days in Lisbon, Algarve & Sao Miguel Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lisbon
— 5 nights
2
Lagos
— 3 nights
3
Faro
— 4 nights
4
Ponta Delgada
— 3 nights

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Sintra National Palace). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and visit Alfama.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip builder app.

Boston, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Boston to Lisbon, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Boston in March, plan for much hotter days in Lisbon, with highs around °F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Sintra, Centro Cultural de Belem - CCB
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

3
nights
Lagos

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Sagres (Fort of Santo Antonio de Belixe, Cape Saint Vincent, &more) and Praia da Rocha (Praia Da Rocha & Casa do "Vo" Serafim). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, enjoy the sand and surf at Vau Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Luz, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arc of Sao Goncalo.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lagos trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Lisbon to Lagos by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Faro.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Sagres, Praia da Luz
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade

4
nights
Faro

Faro ©
The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Faro: Tavira (Ponte Romana, Praia do Barril, &more). There's much more to do: go for a stroll along the water at Marina de Vilamoura, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town Faro, stop by Canastra, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Faro online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lagos to Faro by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in Faro, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Faro

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Tavira, Sao Bras de Alportel, Olhao, Canastra, Marina de Vilamoura
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Marina de Vilamoura ©
Marina de Vilamoura
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Ria Formosa ©
Ria Formosa

3
nights
Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada ©
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Lagoa Verde / Lagoa das Sete Cidades (in Sete Cidades) and Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra, Poca Da Dona Beija, &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, see the sky in a new way at Santana Astronomical Observatory, explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, and look for gifts at Arrisca Experience.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada vacation planner.

You can fly from Faro to Ponta Delgada in 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Azores Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Faro in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ponta Delgada: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Furnas, Sao Miguel, Ribeira Grande, Sete Cidades, Santana Astronomical Observatory
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Boca do Inferno Viewpoint ©
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija

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